• Rooney Mara and David Fincher are reportedly circling the espionage thriller Red Sparrow. The two haven’t worked together since 2011’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The film will be set in present-day Russia, centered on an intelligence officer who is forced to become a “Sparrow” — someone who basically seduces people for information. She falls for the CIA officer she’s assigned to operate against. Fox is also in talks with Eric Warren Singer, who scripted American Hustle, to adapt the Jason Matthews book. Darren Aronofsky was previously considering the project. [Deadline] READ FULL STORY
Tag: Marion Cotillard (1-10 of 17)
In The Immigrant, Marion Cotillard plays Ewa, a Polish woman whose American Dream is hijacked almost as soon as she lands on Ellis Island in 1921. All alone, she’s threatened with deportation until she’s rescued by Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix) — a schemer as dastardly as Pinocchio‘s Stromboli, who forces her into a hard life of servitude and prostitution.
Bruno’s cousin, a magician named Orlando (Jeremy Renner), offers Ewa a ray of hope. And in this exclusive clip from the film, Orlando demonstrates a feat as wondrous as the American Dream itself — as long as you’re willing to ignore the tricks that make the illusion possible.
Director James Gray (We Own the Night) based the film in part on the hard-luck immigrant tales his grandparents told him when he was a child. “One of the funnier things I read in the research I was doing was, an immigrant was asked, ‘How do you feel about America?’ He said, ‘Well, they told me the streets were paved with gold. But I didn’t realize that the streets wouldn’t be paved at all, and I would be the one who needed to do the paving,'” says Gray.
Click below for the clip from the film, which opens May 16, and an extensive Q&A with Gray. READ FULL STORY
Marion Cotillard plays a Polish immigrant who comes to America full of hope — and stays as a prostitute — in The Immigrant. 1920s America: what a time!
The film, directed by James Gray, was met with glowing reviews at the 2013 Cannes festival. It follows the story of Cotillard’s Ewa, who struggles to find the American dream while working for a pimp (Joaquin Phoenix) as a magician (Jeremy Renner) tries to help set her free.
The Immigrant comes out May 16. Watch the trailer below: READ FULL STORY
The latest poster for French director Guillaume Canet’s upcoming crime thriller Blood Ties plays up the family angle with a scrapbook-style layout featuring cast members Clive Owen, Zoe Saldana, Mila Kunis, Marion Cotillard, James Caan, and Billy Crudup.
Set in 1970s New York, Blood Ties follows 50-year-old Chris (Clive Owen) as he attempts to put his life back together after being released from prison, where he was serving time following a gangland murder. Waiting outside the prison gates for him is his younger brother, Frank (Billy Crudup), a cop with a bright future who’s hoping his brother has changed his ways. Despite setting Frank up with a job and a roof over his head, and reconnecting him with his children and ex-wife (Marion Cotillard), Chris just can’t seem to shake the life of crime he had before. Upon the discovery of Chris’ relapse into crime, Frank banishes his brother from his life only to find that despite not wanting anything to do with Chris, he can’t escape their joint destiny.
Blood Ties, which premiered at Cannes last year, hits theaters and VOD on March 21.
The 1920s in America were full of promise, but also a ton of hardship.
Nowhere is that more prevalent than the immigrant experience, and the millions of people that came through Ellis Island in search of a better life. In The Immigrant, one of those huddled masses is Marion Cotillard, whose character comes over with her sister from Poland. Unable to gain citizenship, she becomes a prostitute in the house of Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix), “a morose exploiter with a poison soul, who nevertheless loves her in his tormented-sadistic way,” according to EW critic Owen Gleiberman.
The film, directed by James Gray (Two Lovers) and also starring Jeremy Renner, originally premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.
Watch the slightly NSFW French trailer below: READ FULL STORY
Get ready to hear Marion Cotillard’s take on the famous “Out, damned spot!” speech.
Cotillard is set to play Lady Macbeth to Michael Fassbender’s Macbeth in a big screen adaptation of the Shakespeare tragedy, EW has confirmed.
Deadline first reported the news. Filming is set to being in January of 2014. The movie will be directed by Justin Kurzel and produced by The King’s Speech producers Iain Canning and Emile Sherman.
Casting Net: Carey Mulligan is front-runner to play Hillary Rodham Clinton; Plus James Franco, Javier Bardem, Emmy Rossum, and more
• A handful of American actresses have been rumored to be in consideration for the role of Hillary Rodham Clinton in upcoming biopic Rodham — Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Chastain, Reese Witherspoon, Amanda Seyfried, and Emma Stone, most prominently. But now a front-runner has emerged: British actress Carey Mulligan, who most recently starred as Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby. Mulligan hasn’t officially announced her candidacy for the role of the former first lady, New York senator, and secretary of state, but THR reports that the 28-year-old actress will soon meet with director James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) about the project. Rodham will focus on the early years of Clinton’s career, including meeting future president Bill Clinton and her position as a lawyer on the committee involved in Richard Nixon’s impeachment. [THR]
Casting Net: Marion Cotillard tackles corporate bonuses; Plus Juliette Binoche in talks for 'Godzilla', and more
• Marion Cotillard has signed on to work with Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne (The Kid with a Bike) in their upcoming film Deux Jours, Une Nuit. The Oscar-winning actress (for La Vie En Rose in 2008), will play the role of Sandra. Faced with losing her job, she spends a weekend trying to convince her co-workers to give up their bonuses to save her position. The film is expected to shoot in Belgium this summer. Cotillard can be seen next in Blood Ties, written and directed by her partner Guillaume Canet, alongside Zoe Saldana and Mila Kunis. [Deadline]
• Juliette Binoche is in talks to join the cast of Godzilla. Though Gareth Edwards (Monsters) is attached to direct, no casting decisions will be finalized till Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) finishes his rewrite of Max Borenstein’s (The Seventh Son) original script. In an interview with io9, Darbont said “What we’re trying to do with the new movie is not have it camp, not have it be campy. We’re kind of taking a cool new look at it. But with a lot of tradition in the first film. We want this to be a terrifying force of nature.” As we previously reported, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Bryan Cranston are also in negotiations for the film. [Variety]
Casting Net: Chris Hemsworth to team up with Michael Mann; Plus Hugh Laurie confirmed for 'Tomorrowland', Marion Cotillard, and more
• Michael Mann (Collateral, Public Enemies) is set to direct Chris Hemsworth in his new thriller that Mann has been developing and writing for over a year. Between Hemsworth’s superhero and fairy tale projects, we’re excited to see him team up with Mann, known for his realism and ability to elevate standard genre fare. The Australian actor will appear next with Olivia Wilde in Rush, the Ron Howard race car film, out this September. [Variety]
• Tomorrowland has its villain, and it’s none other than House star Hugh Laurie, EW confirmed. The hush-hush project from Brad Bird (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, The Incredibles), Damon Lindelof (Lost), and EW’s own Jeff Jensen also stars George Clooney. Laurie largely stayed away from major film projects during his time on House, but it will be great to see the English actor and comedian take a villainous turn.
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